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Families Of Schoharie Limo Victims: State Government Failed Us

The site of the October 2018 Scoharie limousine crash in April 2019
Lucas Willard
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WAMC
The site of the October 2018 Scoharie limousine crash in April 2019

When lawmakers left the state capitol in Albany this month for the year, several bills related to limousine safety languished. Now, the families of 20 people killed in October’s limo crash in Schoharie are calling for a special session. The investigation into one of the nation’s deadliest transportation crashes in years continues. But in the meantime, people like Kevin Cushing say state government has failed them, and they don’t want to wait for lawmakers to return in January. Cushing’s son Patrick Cushing was killed in the limo crash. 

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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